Benjamin J. Howard

Benjamin J. Howard

Benjamin J. Howard

Telephone (619) 238-2253
Facsimile (619) 238-1562

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Background

Benjamin Howard joined Neil Dymott as an associate in 2005 and became a shareholder of the firm in 2013. Mr. Howard’s practice areas include general and professional liability matters, personal injury and the defense of medical malpractice claims. He is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and in February 2016, was elected to the Board of DIrectors for San Diego County. He is also a member of Defense Research Institute, San Diego Association for Healthcare Risk Management, San Diego County Bar Association and a member and Past President of the San Diego Defense Lawyers (SDDL) for 2013.

In 2008, he was awarded the "Distinguished Young Attorney Award" by the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association for his professionalism and dedication to excellence. He served on the Board of Directors for SDDL from 2010-2012 and was Treasurer in 2011. In 2007, and again in 2010, Mr. Howard was recognized by the San Diego Daily Transcript as one San Diego's “Young Attorneys.”

Mr. Howard attended University of Iowa College of Law, where he was President of the Hammond Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, an honorary legal fraternity. While attending law school, Mr. Howard worked as a law clerk at Neil Dymott assisting in medical malpractice litigation matters.

In addition to his legal career, Mr. Howard served in the United States Army for five years as an Infantry officer. Following graduation from the United States Military Academy, Mr. Howard served as Company Executive Officer at the Presidio in Monterey, California. From 1998 to 2001, he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and the Battalion Adjutant in Hohenfels, Germany. He was also selected to brief and escort visiting U.S. and foreign dignitaries. Mr. Howard is also a recipient of the Airborne ans Air Assault Badges, as well as the Rangers Tab.

Mr. Howard is originally from Brainerd, Minnesota. He attended the United States Military Academy, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Mr. Howard received his Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. 


Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Oklahoma, M.A.
  • United States Military Academy, B.S.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Memberships

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Inn of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter
  • San Diego Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers - President 2013